MAR 22, 2021

Posted on 03/22/2021
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March 22nd, 2021
Campus and Classroom Happenings
You can't tell because of the masks but the second graders were full of smiles and giggles as they worked with their partner to save Fred (a gummy worm) who had fallen out of his boat and needed his life preserver (a gummy lifesaver).  The challenge was to put his life preserver on without touching him with their hands- They could only use a paperclip to put it back on. 
7th Grade ended the Math unit on probability by playing carnival games and testing the probability outcomes and predictions. 
4th Grade students use the engineering design process to create Rube Goldberg Machines, a complex contraption designed to achieve a simple task, in Tech Class. 
4th Grade learn self portrait techniques in Art and are displayed in the hallway of Building 1.
Kindergarten celebrated the end of their Math Money Unit with the Annual Kindergarten Market.
Important Updates and Information
3rd Quarter grades are now posted in Infinite Campus for grades 3-8.
Report Cards for K-2 went home in last Friday in Friday Folders. 
We would like give a huge thanks to Bruce Hayes for digging out the school after 24” of snow as well as numerous other early mornings of snow removal!!!

Mother Nature is gearing up to hit us again ALL week!
Earn double volunteer hours!
Bring a shovel and help clear paths and walkways around campus on mornings where we have more than two inches of snow and you can double count your time! 
Rapid Covid Testing
Spots for post-Spring Break COVID testing are still available.  Please contact dkelley@rmae.org for more information.  Additionally, RMAE offers testing to all students and families who may have been exposed or have COVID symptoms.  Please contact dbartlett@rmae.org to coordinate.
KN95 Masks Available
As more members of our staff become vaccinated, we have a surplus of KN95 masks that we would like to offer to families. Please let the office know if you would like some by calling 303-670-1070.
Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) News and Information
THE PTO BOARD NEEDS YOU!

PTO officers are elected annually and hold office for a minimum of one year. If interested in joining the PTO Board for the 2021-2022 school year, please reach out to Tiffany Fontaine tfontaine@rmae.org.  
Nominations will be accepted through mid-April and elections will be held at the May PTO meeting. Please click here for job descriptions of each position.
 
Current nominations are as follows, though anyone is able to nominate themselves for a role, even if there are other nominations for that role:
  • President/Co-President - Valerie Hartford (formerly Vice President), Kate Blaney (formerly Secretary)
  • Vice President - Erin Parrett (formerly Co-President)
  • Secretary - Marni Reinstein (formerly Teacher Appreciation Chair)
  • Treasurer - NONE
  • Director of RMAE Communications - Jill Jachimek (current position)
  • Director of RMAE Community Events - NONE
  • Director of RMAE Fundraising - Cody Knopf (formerly Classroom Coordinator)
Board of Directors (BoD) Updates and Information
Family Summary of March 18, 2021 Board of Directors Meeting
The big highlight of the March 18 Board meeting was definitely RMAE’s facilities.  Dr. Hudson was able to share a draft campus plan that will both make room for our new multi-purpose building and provide our community with exciting upgrades, such as to our playground, parking, and traffic flow.  The Facilities Committee has been hard at work making this plan a reality, and the Capital Campaign Committee already has great momentum for fundraising for our planned finishes that will bring our building to life.  Stay tuned for ways you can get involved. 
The Principal’s report also highlighted plans for the CMAS testing period, positive enrollment updates, efforts to enhance our unique school culture, and the continued facilities theme, namely the plans to fully renovate all of the school’s bathrooms this summer.  We received great reports from our very active committees.  Similarly the Board would like to send our kudos to the RMAE PTO for continuing to make progress for our school so creatively in these challenging times.
Finally we are pleased to announce that next month’s Regular Meeting, scheduled for April 8, will be in-person.  As always in the past, we welcome your attendance and would ask you to sign in if you wish to provide public comment.  What’s new is that we will meet in the cafeteria rather than the music room, so that all chairs can be spaced more effectively…that, and of course, the masks.
We wish everyone a relaxing and safe spring break!

Safety Committee Reminders

Keep up the great work RMAE! Remember, 3’ social distancing is practiced (per CDC guidelines) to the fullest level possible throughout the campus. Face coverings are required in any public area for those who are 10 years and older (consideration for exceptions, for the health and wellness of certain students/staff). All students are required to bring an extra face covering in a sealed bag to be kept at the school in case they need a replacement covering.

RMAE’s Safety Measure/ Protocol Reminders are intended to support in-person learning and continued safety of the RMAE Community. They are in no way an indication that RMAE’s status has changed. Thank you for your support of RMAE.

After School Activities and Community News
Parents of children who attended TLC/RMAE Preschool
Debbie Caruso, Director of The Learning Center Preschool, will be retiring at the end of this school year after a long career in education.  If you would like to contribute to a gift for Debbie, contact Richele Newvahner at 720-289-4676 or richele_n@hotmail.com.  Or feel free to venmo your contribution to @Richele-Newvahner and indicate that it's for Debbie's gift.   We will be collecting donations through Friday April 16th.  
New Session of Trail Running Club with Mrs. Adams starts April 8th
 
Have your student join Ms Adams every Thursday after school from 3:20 -4:30 PM. Learn how to pace yourself, navigate the trail, and get in great shape!  Check out the FLYER for details!
Join Ms Best for new session of After School Sports beginning March 3rd until April 14th.
Wednesdays after school from 3:15- 4:15 PM on the field. Check out the FLYER for details. 
The BEST Summer Camp 2021!
Have fun with RMAE’s amazing PE teacher, Ms. Best! 
Enjoy outdoor recreation through a variety of sports, games, and field day activities.  
Session #1: June 7th- 11th (Mon.-Fri.) 
Session #2: August 2nd-6th (Mon.-Fri.) 

TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm 
AGES: 7-13 
See the FLYER for more details and to sign up!
After Care by ACC

Adventures in Child Care (ACC) is our on campus provider of after school childcare. For more information visit the ACC Website.

Events and Dates to Remember
 MAR 26
Free Dress Day
 MAR 29- APR 2
No School- Spring Break!
View the RMAE calendar for more details
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March Core Virtue: Faithfulness

Faithfulness means standing by those we love, those we serve, and what we believe. 







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